The new airline startup will utilize two leased Airbus A330 jets. Photo; Airbus

Airline Startup Of The Week: Sri Lanka’s Spark Air

September 30 (Simple Flying) - Sri Lanka will be getting a new airline as of February 2021. The new startup, Spark Air, first plans to launch with cargo operations before expanding to carry passengers from the South Asian nation. These activities will be carried out with two dry-leased Airbus A330s. According to Sri Lankan media outlet DailyFT, Spark Air’s Uditha...

The Radh Hotel: Located in the ancient hill capital of Kandy

The Radh Hotel nominated for the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2020

Kandy, September 29 ( - The Radh, is an architectural masterpiece built in tribute to the glories of the ancient Kandyan kingdom. Choose from thirty rooms with eight categories out of which four are spacious suites personifying lush comfort, bursting with rich earthy tones and exquisitely detailed amenities. This luxury boutique hotel is located a few meters away from the...

© Getty The National flag of Nepal blowing in the wind in front of a clear blue sky

‘Tourism Revival’ campaign officially launched in Nepal

Kathmandu, September 27 (AFP) - The 'Tourism Revival' campaign has been officially launched to accelerate the country's coronavirus-hit tourism industry. Amid a function held in Kathmandu on Saturday, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai launched the campaign along with the 'visit the country' campaign. Earlier, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) had formed a task force under the public...

FILE PHOTO: Employees of German airline Lufthansa wear protective masks as they wait for passengers at a boarding gate during a guided tour hosted by Fraport airport and the airline to present their hygiene procedures as travel bans are lifted after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Positive about flying? Airlines look to COVID tests that give results in minutes

Zurich/Milan, September 23 (Reuters) - European airlines are pinning hopes on pre-flight COVID-19 tests that deliver results as fast as pregnancy tests to help restore passengers’ confidence in taking to the skies in confined spaces with shared air. Germany’s Lufthansa, at the mercy of government bailouts for survival, is in talks with Swiss drugmaker Roche over deploying so-called antigen tests,...

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Baby born on EgyptAir flight given free air travel for life

September 22 (Independent) - A baby has been given free flights for life after her mother gave birth while still airborne. EgyptAir flight MS777 from Cairo to London had to do an emergency landing when Yemeni passenger Hiyam Nasr Naji Daaban realised she was going into labour. The pilot diverted the service to Munich, Germany, in hopes that Daaban could...

Paris, September 22 (Reuters) - Airbus has unveiled three visual concepts for “zero emission” airplanes to be powered by hydrogen.

Airbus unveils concepts for hydrogen-powered plane

Paris, September 22 (Reuters) - Airbus has unveiled three visual concepts for “zero emission” airplanes to be powered by hydrogen. It is the planemaker’s latest effort to draw public attention to its “zero-emission” ambitions as European governments push for cleaner technology in their post-COVID recovery plans. Airbus has set itself a deadline of 2035 to put a carbon-free commercial aircraft...

© Prakash SINGH The world-famous white marble mausoleum is India's most popular tourist site

Taj Mahal reopens even as India cases soar

New Delhi, September 21 (AFP) - The Taj Mahal reopens to visitors on Monday in a symbolic business-as-usual gesture, even as India looks set to overtake the US as the global leader in coronavirus infections. India, home to 1.3 billion people and some of the world's most crowded cities, has recorded more than 5.4 million Covid cases. Around 100,000 new...

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Battery-run rickshaws boom in Dhaka

Dhaka, September 12 (The New Nation) - Rickshaws are one of the most common, convenient and popular means of transport for the residents of Dhaka city since long. That is why Dhaka is called the city of rickshaws. According to many private surveys, there are over 600,000 rickshaws including battery-run rickshaws running on city roads. Besides, Dhaka was in the...

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